Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's national academy of science and letters, judged to be "eminently distinguished in their subject". This society received a royal charter in 1783, allowing for its expansion.
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Around 50 new fellows are elected each year in March. As of 2016[update] there are around 1,650 Fellows, including 71 Honorary Fellows and 76 Corresponding Fellows.
Fellows are entitled to use the post-nominal letters FRSE, Honorary Fellows HonFRSE, and Corresponding Fellows CorrFRSE.
The Fellowship is split into four broad sectors, covering the full range of physical and life sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, education, professions, industry, business and public life.
A: Life sciencesEdit
- A1: Biomedical and cognitive sciences
- A2: Clinical sciences
- A3: Organismal and environmental biology
- A4: Cell and molecular biology
B: Physical, engineering and informatic sciencesEdit
- B1: Physics and astronomy
- B2: Earth sciences and chemistry
- B3: Engineering
- B4: Informatics, mathematics and statistics
- C1: Language, literature and history
- C2: Philosophy, theology and law
- C3: History, theory and practice of the creative and performing arts
- C4: Economics and social sciences
D: Business, public service and public engagementEdit
- D1: Public engagement and understanding
- D2: Professional, educational and public sector leadership
- D3: Private sector leadership
Examples of current fellows include Peter Higgs and Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Previous fellows have included Melvin Calvin, Benjamin Franklin, James Clerk Maxwell, James Watt, Thomas Reid, and Andrew Lawrence.
A comprehensive biographical list of Fellows from 1783–2002 has been published by the Society.
- ^ a b c d "Fellows". The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland. 21 June 2016. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
- ^ "RSE Fellows as at 15/03/2016" (PDF). Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2016.
- ^ "RSE Criteria for Election 2022" (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 27 November 2022.
- ^ "Becoming a Fellow". Royal Society of Edinburgh. Archived from the original on 1 July 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
- ^ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F. (2016). "Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. Archived from the original on 7 December 2022.
- ^ Former Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783 – 2002 Biographical Index Part One (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0-902-198-84-X. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 October 2021.
- ^ Former Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783 – 2002 Biographical Index Part Two (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0-902198-84-X. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 October 2021.